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June 16, 2008

Leaving Iraq May not be Up to Us

Filed under: Politics — CPav @ 11:11 pm
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Much has been made this campaign season, indeed the last couple, back to the midterms, about how long the US should keep forces in Iraq. From John McCain’s “Hundred Years” to the depiction of Obama as wanting to cut and run, it’s one of the true wedge points between the two candidates.

But the ultimate decision may not be up to either candidate. The current administration is attempting to negotiate a Status of Forces agreement with the Iraqi government, which would “provide a legal basis for the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq after the UN mandate expires at the end of the year.” (USA Today, 6/13)

Unfortunately (for the Bushies), the USA Today article linked above also points out that the two governments are at loggerheads over provisions in the agreement which the Iraqis feel impinges upon their sovereignty.

McClatchy reported that the Iraqis might actually ask the US to leave if an agreement can’t be reached by that time.
 
 
 
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